Tripura activists suggest amendment of IPC sections related to women

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Agartala, Jan 14 (UNI) The women activists and leading lawyers of Tripura today suggested amendment of certain Indian Panel Code (IPC) sections, dealing with women-related issues, to prevent the rising crimes and atrocities against women.

Addressing a workshop on Review of Laws Affecting Women, organised by the Tripura Commission for Women (TCW) here, TWC chairperson Dr Tapati Chakraborty expressed serious concern over the increasing incidences of crimes against women in the state.

She stressed on the need to amend 21 Acts codified under the IPC and opined to enhance the punishment provisions while urging to contain the misuse of section 498 of the IPC.

Senior advocates and women activists of the state also participated in the discussion and advocated strict enforcement of the laws related to crimes against women.

They also alleged that owing to the weak procedures of the laws in most of the cases, the miscreants were not being penalised and suggested to impart adequate training to the police officers responsible for execution of the laws.

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